If you’re considering having some reconstructive or cosmetic surgery on your vulva or vaginal area, you’re not alone.
Like most women who are considering these procedures, you’ve probably done a significant amount of research. You may already know exactly which outpatient surgery or surgeries you wish to undergo, or you may still be weighing your options.
If you’re unhappy with the way your labia look, or if your labial size causes you discomfort, you’re probably looking into labiaplasty. If, as often happens with age or after childbirth, you find that your vagina lacks its original tone or elasticity, it’s likely that you’re considering a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty procedure.
In some cases, however, a labiaplasty and vaginoplasty combination surgery may be used to achieve the right results.
The good news is that a cosmetic vaginal surgeon can accomplish multiple procedures during a single operation. In fact, perineoplasty is already one part of a full vaginoplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation, procedure. Some women, whose vaginas recovered properly after childbirth or surgery, may find that they only need perineoplasty.
If you want labiaplasty, which reduces the size and appearance of your labia, along with a perineoplasty, your surgeon can combine the two procedures.
If you’re undergoing vaginoplasty, you may elect to undergo a labiaplasty at the same time by combining all three procedures.
The upshot of combining vaginoplasty, perineoplasty and labiaplasty is that you won’t need to take additional time for healing – but if you had each procedure separately, you would. By combining two or three procedures through a labiaplasty and vaginoplasty combination surgery, your tissues all knit together and regain strength at the same time. This also reduces your need for multiple rounds of anesthesia and lowers your overall cost for the procedures.